By Coral Barry
Ronald Koeman will seal his first signing as Everton manager within 24 hours with the arrival of Maarten Stekelenburg, according to a report.
The Fulham goalkeeper is set to sign for the Toffees as Koeman’s revolution at Everton officially begins.
The Daily Express claim Stekelenburg will join on an undisclosed fee and the deal with be finalised on either Friday or Saturday.
Stekelenburg has worked with Koeman at various clubs including spending last season on loan at Southampton as cover for the injured Fraser Forster.
The Dutchman made 25 appearances for the Saints as Koeman looks to address the issue of goalkeepers at Everton.
Koeman is not convinced Joel Robles is up to the task of being Everton’s No.1 stopper while veteran first-choice Tim Howard has returned to America to see out the remainder of his career.
Everton are said to be backing Koeman with a £100million transfer kitty and the Everton boss is believed to want to add another goalkeeper before the end of the summer, with Tim Krul of Newcastle also a target.
That could mean Robles’ time at Goodison Park is coming to a close with the Spaniard a signing of former Everton manager Roberto Martinez.
In other Everton news, Koeman has settled on a three-man shortlist of midfield powerhouses.